App Store Free App of the Week Stories May 23, 2016

expiredGames/Apps: Battleborn on PS4/Xbox One $40, Shadow of Mordor GOTY $19, iOS freebies, more

Update (5/23 3:10pm): Amazon is offering the Xbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle plus a $50 Amazon Gift Card and extra Xbox One Wireless Controller, Halo 5 Limited Edition and Forza Horizon 2 for $369.99 shipped ($540+ value).

In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon is offering Battleborn on Xbox One and PS4 (digital or physical) for $39.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $49. You’ll also find this same deal over at Best Buy. That’s $20 under the regular listing and the lowest price we have ever tracked on the game. “A tremendous band of badass heroes fight to protect the universe’s very last star from a mysterious evil in this next-gen shooter by the creators of Borderlands. To defend it, you’ll need to utilize every type of character and weapon you’ve ever imagined — from cyborg hawkmen to samurai vampires.”

Other notables include Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition on PS4 and Xbox One for $19.22 Prime shipped (Reg. up to $35), Madden NFL 16 on PS4 and Xbox One for $29.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $36+) and FIFA 16 on Xbox One and PS4 for $29.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $35+). While we have seen both the sports titles dip a bit lower, these are both Amazon all-time lows and the current best around. 

Amazon’s 20% off pre-orders promo is still in full swing and this week’s releases include the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutants in Manhattan title we previously told you about. The early Prime discount is still in effect ahead of the game’s official release tomorrow. 

You can get the latest App Store Free App of the Week right here and Transistor is still matching its lowest price ever on the App Store. Down below you’ll find today’s best iOS deals including Lume, KAMI, Space Age: A Cosmic Adventure and more:

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App Store Free App of the Week Stories May 20, 2016

expiredGames/Apps: Nintendo refurb NES/Gold/Yoshi Edition 3DS XL $120 (Orig. $250), Batman Arkham City $5, freebies, more

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In today’s best game/app deals, we spotted a couple notable refurbished 3DS XL deals pop up on the Nintendo store this morning. First up we have the NES Edition Nintendo 3DS XL refurbished by Nintendo for just $115. It generally sells for $250 new and today’s deal beats our previous refurb mention by $5. You’ll also find the Yoshi Edition and Zelda Edition Gold Nintendo 3DS XL handhelds refurbished for the same price. Everything on Nintendo ships for $5. They come with a one year warranty and “although it may have minor cosmetic blemishes, it is guaranteed to be fully functional. We think you will find the standards for Authentic Nintendo Refurbished Products are VERY high.”

Other notables include Little Big Planet 3 on PlayStation 4 (Prime only) for $9.99 shipped (Reg. $14+) and the Dishonored Definitive Edition has dropped back down to $14.99 on Xbox One and PS4. Dark Souls III will cost you around $50 on Amazon right now, but Walmart is offering it along with the official hardcover Prima game guide ($25 value) for just under $44 with free in store pickup or around $5 shipping. 

You can get the latest App Store Free App of the Week right here and down below we have today’s iOS/Mac deals headlined by Batman Arkham Asylum and City, along with solid deals on True Skate, Transistor matching its all-time low and many more. The Awesome Note 2 task/calendar app for iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad hit its lowest price ever recently as well: $2 (Reg. $4).

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App Store Free App of the Week Stories May 19, 2016

Apple has now selected Pull My Tongue as the App Store’s latest Free App of the Week. Regularly listed at $1, this is the very first time we have seen the game go free since its release back in February.

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App Store Free App of the Week Stories April 14, 2016

Apple has now handpicked Space Marshals as the App Store’s new Free App of the Week. Regularly listed at $4.99, this is the very first time we have seen this app go free on the App Store since release. It has a 4+ star rating from over 1,500 gamers.

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App Store Free App of the Week Stories April 4, 2016

expiredGames/Apps: Far Cry Primal (PS4/Xbox One) $45, Disney Infinity 3.0 Pack $40, iOS freebies, more

Update (4/4 12:15pm): Trusted game dealer Antonline via eBay Daily Deals is offering Xbox One 1TB Elite Console Bundle for $399 shipped. That’s $100 under the orignal price, $45 below Amazon and the best we can find.

In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon is offering Far Cry Primal on PS4 and Xbox One for $44.99 shipped. It is also at Best Buy right now for the same price, with even deeper deals for GCU members. Regularly listed at $60, the is the lowest direct discount we have seen on the game since release from a trusted retailer. “Stone Age By Far Cry: Enter an open world sandbox filled with the unpredictable chaos and peril that the Award-winning Far Cry franchise is known for…Control Epic Beasts: Tame every predator and choose how you use their specific skills to slay your foes.”

Other notable deals include Disney Infinity: 3.0 Edition Starter Pack on Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U for $39.99 shipped (Reg. $50+, current lowest) and Bayonetta 2 (Single Disc) on Wii U has once again dropped to its lowest price ever at $20.70 Prime shipped (Reg. $30). 

We also have an interesting deal on Star Wars. While we have seen Star Wars Battlefront dip down to to between $30 and $38, Newegg is currently offering it on PS4 or Xbox One with a free rental of the new film Star Wars: The Force Awakens [Digital HD] for $39.99 plus $3 shipping. The digital rental is regular $17.99 and is available via FandangoNOW (Streaming Online Video and Digital Download).

In case you missed it last week, Final Fantasy XV got a new playable demo you can now download for free on PS4 and Xbox OnePrime members can still pre-order the main game for just $47.99 shipped before it hits on September 30th (same goes for the Deluxe version). 

The new Free App of the Week is out, Game Dev Story dropped to just $1, and the Take It Easy iOS puzzler/brain teaser that went free for the first time in years yesterday (Reg. $2). Today’s best iOS/Mac deals include Furdemption, Moto Race, Braveland, Halftone 2, FlatOut 2 and more:

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App Store Free App of the Week Stories March 31, 2016

Apple has now hand picked CHOMP by Christoph Niemann – funny video stories for kids as the App Store’s new Free App of the Week. This unique interactive storybook app is regularly listed at $2 and can now be downloaded to all your iOS devices free of charge.

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App Store Free App of the Week Stories March 29, 2016

expiredGames/Apps: Super Mario Bros. U + Luigi U $46, Borderlands 2 Complete $15, Bayonetta 2 $26, iOS freebies more

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In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon is offering New Super Mario Bros. U plus New Super Luigi U for $45.95 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $49. Not only is this the best price we can find, but this game stil fetches full price at Best Buy and other retailers. This is within $1 of the lowest we have tracked on this particular title. 

Mac Game Store has now kicked off its Spring Sale from now though April 3rd. There is a massive selection of discounted Mac titles here from Assassin’s Creed and Borderlands to Civ/Sid Meier titles and more. One standout from the bunch is the Borderlands 2: Complete Edition for just $14.99 (Reg. $40+). It includes the GOTY Edition of the game plus all the major DLC bits that came with the game. This is the best price we can find and about $20 in savings. Just the base game with no DLC costs $20 on the Mac App Store right now.

Other notable deals include Bayonetta 2 (Single Disc) on Wii U for $25.52 Prime shipped (Reg. $30, within $1 of all-time low) and Mortal Kombat X on Xbox One for $24 shipped or $28 on PS4 (Reg. $40, current low)

Motorsport Manager goes free for the first time ($2 value) as the new App Store Free App of the Week and MacID dropped to $1 yesterday. Today’s best iOS/Mac deals include Heroes Reborn, Forget-Me-Not, My Water Balance, Wrestle Jump, Soccer Physics and more:

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App Store Free App of the Week Stories March 3, 2016

Apple has now officially selected Toca Kitchen 2 as the App Store’s Free App of the Week. It is regularly listed at $3 and can now be downloaded to all your iOS devices for free. While we have seen it dip down to $1 from time to time, this is the first time it has gone free directly on the App Store. It has a 4+ star rating from over 1,200 reviewers.

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App Store Free App of the Week Stories February 16, 2016

Update (2/18 3:30pm): Apple has now officially named Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch: Tyranid Invasion the App Store’s new Free App of the Week

Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch for iOS is now available for free. It usually sells for $2 but can now be downloaded to all your iOS devices for nothing. This is the very first time we have seen the game go free on the App Store. It has a 4+ star rating from over 750 gamers.

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App Store Free App of the Week Stories February 11, 2016

Apple has now hand selected The Mesh as the App Store’s new Free App of the Week. The unique puzzler regularly goes for between $1.99 and $2.99, but can now be downloaded to all your iOS devices for free. This is the very first time the game has gone free directly on the App store since its release back in July of 2015.

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App Store Free App of the Week Stories January 22, 2016

expiredCivilization Mac game sale 65%+ off: Beyond Earth $14 or Rising Tide bundle for $30, Civ V Complete $12, more

Mac Game Store has kicked off a “Civilization Weekend” sale, offering a number of notable prices on both Civilization Beyond Earth and Rising Tide, along with older titles/add-on content.

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth for Mac is available for $13.99. That’s $26 below the regular Mac App Store/Steam/Amazon listings and the best price we can find. The lowest it has dropped to on the Mac App Store is $20.

Another standout option is the Civilization: Beyond Earth – The Collection for $29.99. This package includes the Exoplanets Map Pack and the Rising Tide expansion. Even at the lowest prices we have seen for both the main game and the Rising Tide expansion (including the current 50% off IAP promo), you’re still saving $5 with today’s deal. This particular bundle will run you $60 on Steam right now.

This bundle includes the full version of Civilization: Beyond Earth, the Exoplanets Map Pack and the Rising Tide expansion. Discover a new world of possibility as you colonize an alien planet and shape a new vision for humanity.

You’ll find the rest of the Civilization Weekend sale deals right here. Be sure to checkout Apple’s Get Productive Mac/iOS sale and the latest App Store Free App of the Week.

App Store Free App of the Week Stories January 6, 2016

expiredGames/Apps: Shovel Knight (Wii U, PS4) $20, Turtle Beach Ear Force PS Headset from $30, iOS freebies, more

Update (1/6 12:49pm): Trusted eBay seller AntOnline (98.7+ positive feedback from 152,890) offers the Sony PlayStation 4 500GB Uncharted Nathan Drake Collection for $289.99 shipped.

In today’s best game/apps deals, Amazon is offering Shovel Knight on Wii U and PS4 for $19.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $35. That’s matching the lowest price we have seen physical copies of the stellar throwback side scroller go for. This deal comes just in time for the release of the Shovel Knight amiibo figure, which is currently available for pre-order at Best Buy ($12.99) and is set to release on the 8th of January.

With Shovel Knight, handcrafted pixel art meets the tech of today…Flip enemies! Leap over gaps! Duel with foes! Dig up treasure! Find secrets! Upgrade! Shovel Knight is simple to learn and play, but challenge lies everywhere…

Next up, as part of its Deals of the Day, Best Buy is offering the Turtle Beach Ear Force P12 Wired Amplified Stereo Gaming Headset for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita (TBS-3250-01) for $29.99 with free shipping on orders over $35 or free in-store pickup. This highly rated headset goes for $60 at Amazon and other retailers and is matching the lowest price we have tracked.

Other notable deals include the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack on Nintendo Wii U for $46.30 shipped (Orig. $100), F1 2015 (Formula One) on Xbox One for $19.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $40), and Assassin’s Creed Rogue from under $8 Prime shipped (Reg. up to $15+).  Amazon has the PlayStation 4 Universal Media Remote down at $24.99 P:rime shipped right now (Reg. $30), and the Chibi-Robo amiibo is down at just under $11 Prime shipped (Reg. $13). 

If you have been waiting for the Oculus Rift 3D headset, today is the day. Pre-orders open up at 11am EST and be ready because there is no telling how many units are available.

Before you head below for today’s best iOS/Mac deals, we have Super Hexagon for iPhone and iPad went free (Reg. $3) for just the second time since release, and you only have more day to grab the latest App Store Free App of the Week: Colorburn photo filters. Below the fold you’ll  find iOS deals on a slew of McGraw-Hill School Educational apps, StarMap 3D+, AirAttack HD and more:

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App Store Free App of the Week Stories December 11, 2015

expiredHome Designer 3D for iOS/Mac goes free for the first time, GOLD version $1 (Reg. up to $10)

The popular Home Designer 3D iOS apps combine for a 4+ star rating from tens of thousands of reviewers, and today prices have bottomed out on the App Store. Home Design 3D is now available for free for the very first time, after hovering around $5 or so for years. We are also seeing the premium version: Home Design 3D GOLD (includes all paid add-ons) for just $1, down from its usual $9.99. This is matching the lowest we have seen the GOLD version go for. In fact, even the Mac version went free for the very first time today.

These apps have more than 20 million users worldwide and were featured as part of Apple’s Best of App Store lists. Head below for more details:

App Store Free App of the Week Stories October 22, 2015

Apple has now chosen Dr. Panda’s Mailman as the new App Store Free App of the Week. As usual, you’ll have until this time next week to grab it for free. This is only the second time we have seen the well reviewed children’s title go free, which was back in June.

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App Store Free App of the Week Stories October 1, 2015

Apple has now chosen Combo Quest as the new App Store Free App of the Week. This addictive little 8-bit inspired RPG released back in January of this year at $1, and hasn’t dropped since. It can now be downloaded to all your iOS devices for free until this time next week.

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App Store Free App of the Week Stories September 24, 2015

expiredApp Store Free App of the Week: Doodle Jump SpongeBob SquarePants ($2 value)

The new App Store Free App of the Week is Doodle Jump SpongeBob SquarePants. This game usually sells for $2 on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Today is the first time we have seen this title go free since its release in May of 2014. Head below for gameplay footage and more details on the App Store’s Free App of the Week.

App Store Free App of the Week Stories July 23, 2015

Unlike most App Store promos, Apple has now quietly kicked off one the largest iOS game/app sales we have seen this year. The news comes courtesy of participating app developer Readdle.

The sale includes 100 apps and games at “new low prices”, most of which are $0.99. While we have posted some of these titles over the past week in our daily/game app roundups, this is the first time they’ve all appeared together in one giant sale. Now is your chance to fill up your app library, as we are seeing all-time lows on games, productivity apps, photography apps and much more.

A couple standouts are Pixelmator (Reg. $5), GoodReader (Reg. $5), The Room Two (Reg. $3), Rayman Jungle Run (Reg. $3), BADLAND (Reg. $4), Real Racing (Reg. $5), Angry Birds titles, and well, far too many to mention here. Not even including the insanely popular Angry Birds games, just these apps alone combine for a 4+ star rating from 100,000 reviews.

If there is still a couple apps you can’t find in this sale, then be sure to hit our daily roundups for even more discounted options and the new Free App of the Week. You’ll also find Screenium 3 on Mac for 50% off (Reg. $50) for a limited time.

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App Store Free App of the Week Stories June 25, 2015

Apple has now selected the Halftone 2 Comic Book Creator as the new Free App of the Week. Typically selling for $2, this is the first time we have seen it go free, outside of a Starbucks app offer. Already featured as an Editor’s Choice and One of the Best Apps of 2013 by Apple, you can pick it up for free on all your iOS devices.

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